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Tuesday by David Wiesner

Tuesday (original 1991; edition 1997)

by David Wiesner

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Authors:David Wiesner
Info:Sandpiper (1997), Paperback, 32 pages
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Tuesday by David Wiesner (1991)


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As a wordless book, the pictures are incredible and convey so much through imagery rather than words. I was interested in the plot and needed to re-read through the book multiple times in order to completely understand the story that pictures told. ( )
  chelseaandrews | Feb 2, 2016 |
Tuesday is a book with amazing illustrations, and not many words. It makes for an incredible book though! From the beginning of the story, the reader is aware of the time and that there is a frog floating in the swampland, and that it’s Tuesday evening. The story then leads into a turtle as he lay there with pure amazement strung across his face. The frog makes remarkable leaps as he goes from the pond, to homes within the city, coming in contact with dogs, and also getting some food along the way. Throughout the story, without any words, the reader is only physically aware of what the time is. Once the clock runs down to the rise of the sun, they venture back to their lily pads to dream of what will then happen “Next Tuesday, seven fifty-eight p.m.”

This book does a fantastic job of keeping the reader wanting more. I believe that this would be a great book to read with the students and have them anticipate what may happen next. I would also use the book for creative writing, and allowing the students to freely express their own story of Tuesday using the Language Art skills. ( )
  AlanaLedford | Feb 1, 2016 |
Tuesday is a very cute illustrated story. It is perfect for the younger children who do more of looking at the pictures rather than reading words. With the very well drawn pictures, it allows the child to use their imagination to create the story for themselves. From frogs flying, to pigs flying, something always seems to happen on Tuesday. The pictures are comical when you see the night sky full of flying frogs on lily pads, passing through windows in a neighborhood, and getting caught up in clothes hanging on a line outside. All of a sudden after a certain time, the police are all on the street investigating the lily pads scattered all over the place with no other evidence to prove what was going on. Not my particular idea for reading, but if the kids enjoy it, then that's what matters! I would definitely use this book as a story starter, and have my students use the pictures and create their own story and events of what was happening, just to see how creative they all could be! ( )
  StephiC | Feb 1, 2016 |
Summary: Fun, silly, and mostly wordless book about frogs on a crazy adventure on a unexpecting Tuesday night.

Reflection: The beautiful watercolor pictures on each page are filled with details. Each page contains many details that will allow the reader to find something new each time they open up the book. Many opportunities to practice inferencing and creating a story line. ( )
  AlinaA | Jan 29, 2016 |
Tuesday by David Wiesner says so much by using less than ten words in the entire book. On a typical Tuesday night, swamp frogs unite to go out in the town. They ride their lilly pads, fly with birds, pass by the window of a man having a late snack, watch television, and have the time of their life. While interpreting the pictures, it seems that this is not their first time venturing out of the swamp. However, they leave behind evidence and an eye witness that cannot wrap his head around what he saw. Once late Tuesday morning rolls around, the frogs are forced to hop back to their lilly pads in the swamp. On the very last page of the book, we learn that this must be a frequent event among many different animals. By next Tuesday, the pigs began to fly.
The pictures in this book say it all. It is amazing that I am able to grasp such a great understanding of what the author is trying to say by just looking at pictures. The pictures were very detailed and I could tell what the frogs were thinking and doing by their expressions and how they were placed on the page. This book could appeal to any age range and I really like that the pictures leave so much up to the imagination. The only thing that the reader knew for certain in this book was what time of the day it was. ( )
  jmistret | Jan 26, 2016 |
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This nearly wordless story is told through detailed, colorful, and imaginative illustrations. It is the story of the flight of frogs from the swamp through the town on their lilly pads during the night. Sometimes the illustrations take up two full pages, and sometimes they're cut into frames. For example, the first page has three frames of roughly the same picture. However, as you examine them, you see that, from top to bottom, each picture brings you closer to the main object: the turtle standing on a log. Most of the illustrations are done in cool colors to give the feeling of night. This feeling is sharply contrasted by the scene in the kitchen which is very white and bright, giving the impression of being very well-lit. The illustrations are truly all that was needed to tell the story. I think that words would have been a distraction. The flying frogs have no reason to talk, and no human actually sees them. However, as I was "reading" the story, I could hear chirruping crickets and buzzing mosquitoes in the first page as the turtle waits for what he is about to see, and I could hear Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" throughout the frogs' flight.
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"Tuesday evening, around eight"--a deceptively mundane beginning for what proves to be a thrilling, miraculous, and surreal amphibian journey. Slowly and quietly on this particular Tuesday, a few fat frogs begin hovering over a swamp, riding lily pads like magic carpets. Clearly satisfied and comfortable, the floating frogs are as serene as little green buddhas. Gradually, the flying fleet grows in momentum and number, sailing over the countryside and into an unsuspecting town. These frogs know how to have fun--startling the occasional bird, waving webbed feet at late-night snack-eaters, and even changing the channels on a sleeping granny's television. As day breaks, the frogs lose their lily pads, head back to the pond, and wait impatiently for their next scheduled departure.

Tuesday won the 1992 Caldecott Medal and, among other honors, was named as an ALA Notable Children's Book. The critical acclaim will come as no surprise to anyone who opens the pages of this beautiful and humorous book. With hardly any words (except those noting the time), David Wiesner creates a wondrous romp as silent as the middle of the night. Using the rich purples, blues, and greens of late evening, Wiesner draws readers into the warm, incandescent world of frog flight. "Read" this wordless wonder to children and savor it for yourself as well. Chances are, you and the youngsters will both find yourselves poised at the window, hoping to catch a few airborne frogs in the act. (Ages 4 and older)

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Frogs rise on their lily pads, float through the air, and explore the nearby houses while their inhabitants sleep.

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